Clash over CAA In Delhi hours before Trump’s visit, vehicles set on fire
Violent clashes broke out in the Bhajanpura, Maujpur and Jaffrabad neighbourhoods of northeast Delhi this morning, for a second time in less than 24 hours, as protesters for and against the controversial citizenship law clashed and threw stones at each other.
In disturbing videos of the violence at least one vehicle - an auto-rickshaw - has been set ablaze. In another video, a man dressed in a red shirt can be seen running towards an unarmed Delhi Police officer waving what appears to be a gun.
Other videos of the clashes - which began in the Kabir Nagar area near the Maujpur Metro Station - show people from both groups breaking off stones and chunks of the concrete divider along the main road to throw at each other. In at least one of these videos people can be heard chanting "Jai Shri Ram" slogans. Today's violence comes after stone-throwing on Sunday afternoon near the Jaffrabad area, where over 1,000 women have gathered since Saturday night in a peaceful protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, or CAA.